The Bottom Line
The Coyote S-Series Gas Grill is loaded with features. It has a complete rotisserie system, internal lights, orange LED lit control panel and a wide range of accessories, extras, and, well, you name it. This is a complete line of products designed to go up against some very steep competition. This grill is also very large. While their are models of stainless steel grills that are larger, I can't think of another 42-inch grill that manages to pack as much cooking space (nearly 1,000 square inches) or as many burners (five in the standard configuration, but they can be replaced with infrared burners) in this size box.
It has a lot of power and complete stainless steel construction. But again, there are a lot of similar products, so the question is, can this grill compete against them.
- Full feature stainless steel grill
- Wide range of accessories, features, and add-ons
- Stainless steel barrier can cause some flare-ups
- Uneven heating
- Limited quality construction
- Five 19,000 BTU cast stainless steel burners
- 990 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 1,275 square inches
- 95,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 15,000 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner with full kit and two position rotisserie
- Complete seamless welded 304 stainless steel construction
- Stainless steel rod cooking grates
- Electric ignition
- Fold down side tables
- Internal smoker box
- Two built-in halogen grill lights
- Stainless steel vaporization barrier
- Sold as propane or natural gas
- Made in the United States by Coyote Outdoor Products
Guide Review - Coyote S-Series 42-Inch
Coyote Outdoor Living is relatively new to the gas grill market. They are a division of Milestone Distributors, a company that also brings us the higher grade Hestan Grill Line. The Coyote Grill comes in a more discount prices C-Series, and the S-Series grills.
While this model is the largest, best featured, and more expensive of their grills, it still comes in at around $4000. Milestone Distributors is, well, a distributor. They import the Coyote Series grills from China, where they come out of the same factory that many stainless steel gas grills do. Because of the explosion of grills of this type come from China, this grill is up against some very steep competition.
This gas grill packs a lot into a 42-inch wide unit. Comparable units can have 200 square inches less of cooking space and where this grill has five many burners, many of its competitors might have four or even three. Of course, more space and more burners is not always a good thing. Add into all this, a complete rotisserie system with rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner, two internal halogen lights, a fully lit control panel, and this grill really does have it all.
Like many of the gas grills in this price range, particularly those that are imported from largely anonymous factories, there is a lack of attention to detail and construction quality. The heat on this grill may be powerful, but it is uneven. The stainless steel vaporization barrier tends to catch grease as much as let it drain away, which means this grill can be prone to flare-ups.
The upgraded ceramic barrier offers no real help either. While the price of this product might seem high, it offers little in the kind of quality and durability that one would expect for the investment.
Ultimately, the real problem with this gas grill, and the large number of grills rolling off the same assembly line is that they are trying to fit as many variations into a single firebox. This makes for uneven heating and other cooking problems and when you realize that there are layers of companies between you and the sheet metal they are made from, each taking a cut, the price goes up so everyone can make a profit, while the quality is pushed down. If to be nothing more than a comparison, consider the Delta Heat 32-Inch Gas Grill. Yes, it is smaller (though they have large units), but it is far better built, cooks substantially better and yet actually costs less money.
Part of the reason for that is that the company that sells it, is the company that makes it.
Like all gas grills in this prices range (around $5,000) this unit comes with a wide range of add-ons and accessories, as well as mounting options. Coyote offers practically everything that can be built into a custom outdoor kitchen. This model can be equipped with internal infrared sear burners, the grates can be replaced with laser cut stainless steel plate, and there is a griddle option as well. The Coyote line of products includes Kamado grills, refrigeration, cabinetry, sinks, and a number of side burner options.